MEDIA ALERT: Hiring Event for People with Disabilities

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Think Beyond the Label to host an online career fair for employers to network one-on-one with hundreds of qualified job seekers with disabilities; unique opportunity helps employers meet new Section 503 regulations.

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As the nation’s federal contractors and subcontractors gear up to implement a new regulation that sets a hiring goal for 7% of their workforce to be comprised of qualified people with disabilities, Think Beyond the Label is hosting its popular online career fair for people with disabilities on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

The Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair is a virtual networking event for employers looking to find and recruit job seekers with disabilities across 50 states. Think Beyond the Label’s community includes 6,000 registered members; most have five or more years of work experience and college or advanced degrees.

Employers participating in the May 21 fair include Aetna, ASCO Numatics, Dart Container Corporation, Discover Communications, KPMG, Learning Tree International, Navigant, Rockefeller University and VHA. There is still time for employers to enroll in the career fair.

DATE: Wednesday, May 21
TIME: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Eastern Time
SIGN UP: Online registration is available now
COST: Free for job seekers with disabilities
FUTURE 2014 FAIR DATES: July 30 and Oct. 22

Who Should Attend

  •     Job seekers with disabilities from all backgrounds, with all skill levels, nationwide
  •     Federal contractors and subcontractors who have jobs for people with disabilities and want to enhance their compliance efforts
  •     Employers nationwide who value workplace diversity and inclusive team-building

The Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair series helps companies build a pipeline of qualified candidates with disabilities to diversify their workforce and, if applicable, to meet Section 503 regulations.

Section 503 rules, which went into effect on March 24, 2014, require federal contractors to proactively recruit people with disabilities as well as report their hiring activities. Job applicants and existing employees will be provided with a voluntary self-disclosure form to aid in employers’ tracking efforts.

For more than a year, the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair has connected qualified job candidates with disabilities to top U.S. government agencies, global corporations and colleges and universities, including: The Boeing Company, KPMG, Wells Fargo, The Internal Revenue Service, The Hartford, AT&T, Union Pacific, IBM, UnitedHealth Group, Qualcomm, Aetna, Graybar, WellPoint, Merck, Pearson, TRW Automotive, Trustmark Companies, NextEra Energy, Exelon, LGS Innovations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Clark University and many others.

The events are hosted in partnership with Brazen Careerist, a leading recruiting technology firm.

About Think Beyond the Label
Think Beyond the Label is a cross-sector collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system more effectively recruit, hire and retain job seekers with disabilities across 50 states. Think Beyond the Label connects the entire range of job seekers with disabilities to employers looking to hire through its virtual career fairs, online jobs portal, social platforms and community profiles. Our partnership spans state health and human service and employment agencies; businesses; and Health & Disability Advocates, a national private nonprofit organization that manages the Think Beyond the Label partnership. For more information, please visit

About Brazen Careerist
Brazen Careerist is transforming career and professional development through its live, online event platform Brazen Connect. The cloud-based platform is leveraged by hundreds of employers, universities, job boards, associations and media companies for better recruiting, expanded networking and valuable audience engagement. For more information, please go to

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